# Mathematics

posted by Ryan

Dear Jiskha,
I will appreciate if you can show me step by step how this geometry math question is solved.

Using the Pythagorean Theorem,how do i find the length the unknown side 'b'.
Side 'a' has a measurement of 1...the hypotenuse: a square root of 2.

1. bobpursley

hypot^2=b^2 + 1^2
or
sqrt2 )^2=b^2+1
b^2=2-1
b=1

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